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Current Announcements

Winter Commencement Graduate Questionnaire

Friday, October 24, 2014

Students who are scheduled to graduate at Winter Commencement at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 on the Student Union Lawn are invited to fill out the Graduate Questionnaire from the Office of News and Information. The information is used for stories and other communication purposes.

4th International Blood Donation Marathon

Friday, October 24, 2014

Help TSC students, faculty and staff break records at the next blood drive, a joint effort between TSC, United Blood Services and the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace.
Times and locations:
Friday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ITECC
Tuesday, Oct.

Learn More About UTRGV Medical School

Friday, October 24, 2014

The UTRGV Medical School open forum meeting is geared toward students interested in learning more about UTRGV's School of Medicine. The founding Dean, Dr. Francisco Fernandez, will elaborate on future plans for the inaugural class in 2016. This meeting will provide students with an opportunity to get

S.T.E.M.S. Fun Run

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Come and join us for our 15th Annual STEMS (South Texas Engineering Math and Science) 5K and Three 1-mile run/walk! All are welcome; parents, students, children, mascots! If you'd like more information call (956)882-5058.

Ozzie’s Roarin’ Rally

Monday, October 27, 2014

Help us kick off Homecoming Week with ice cream topped with school spirit. We will be handing out free ice cream at the Main Courtyard from noon to 1 p.m. as we celebrate our athletes. Get a chance to meet some of the wonderful athletes we have on our campus. This event is part of Homecoming 2014, “Honor

Traces to Remember

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

UTB will host a panel discussion and plaque unveiling of Traces to Remember, a project of the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace (GEAP).
The purpose of the embassy's initiative is to keep the testimony of Holocaust survivors alive. Mr. Leon Horn, a long-time Brownsville

Soundings Exhibition

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Gallery at Rusteberg Hall will host Soundings, a multimedia exhibition by artist Sara Mast and collaborators, Oct. 28 - Nov. 14. Soundings will open on Tuesday, October 28 at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Ocelot’s Scavenger Hunt

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Join us for our Ocelot Scavenger Hunt. Register you team at the Office of Student Engagement. All teams must report to the Casa Bella Club House by 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28and teams must be present and checked in by 6:50 p.m. If your team does not check in, you will be ineligible to compete.


Sidewalk Chalk Competition

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Come out and help decorate our campus for homecoming. Teams can earn 10 extra participation points toward their organization's overall score by decorating the sidewalks around the Student Union and Main Buildings. Chalking must related to UTB, Homecoming and the Homecoming theme. The team with the

Halloween Havoc

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Join us for an evening of Halloween fun.
  • Cake walk
  • Pumpkin Carving Contest (BYOP – Bring Your Own Pumpkin)
  • Monster Mash Dance Competition
  • Haunted house (cost $5)
  • Music
  • Food
  • Games, and much more.


University Library Presents Veteran and Author Pablo Coronado

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The University Library is proud to present author Pablo Coronado on his book titled, "A Time to Remember Letters Home" on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the University Library Reading Room 2.201. A Time to Remember is a real story of life served in the US Army during the early

Take the personality test, discover your ideal career and define your degree

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Everyone is invited to the Career Exploration Expo to take advantage of the newly acquired Woofound Assessment tool. The Academic Advising Center, in conjunction with the Career Services office, now hosts the Woofound Career Exam, a fun and easy to use tool that

RiSA Gallery Talk

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The UT Brownsville Rusteberg Gallery will host Soundings, a multimedia exhibition by artist Sara Mast and collaborators, Oct. 28 - Nov. 14. A gallery talk with the artist will be held Thursday, Oct. 30 7-8 p.m. in the UTB Rusteberg Gallery. This exhibit is part of the UTB Patron of the Arts series.

Midnight Prowl

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Show your Ocelot Pride and get a great cardio workout by helping decorate the campus in Orange and Blue! The Midnight Prowl starts and ends at Casa Bella!  Free Pizza and Ice Cream while it lasts. Get Your Claws Up! This event is part of Homecoming 2014, “Honor the Past, Embrace the Future”.

Presentation of Homecoming Court

Friday, October 31, 2014

Join us at the Volleyball game as our UTB Ocelots take on the University of St. Thomas – Houston. Wear something that reflects UTB pride and cheer our team on. In-between the set we will present the 2014 Homecoming Court. This event is part of Homecoming 2014, “Honor the Past, Embrace the Future”.

RiSA Science Cafe on Monday, Nov. 3

Monday, November 03, 2014

The RiSA Science Cafe will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 3 at El Hueso de Fraile. Join us for a fun informal evening of talks and discussion with local experts on a wide range of topics including science, art, and humanities. Treats and beverages will be available for purchase at the cafe. Live music

RiSA Call for Volunteers

Thursday, November 06, 2014

The Rio Grande Science and Arts (RiSA) Festival is looking for volunteers for events Nov. 6-9, 2014.

Come be a part of the RiSA Festival in Brownsville! Volunteer duties include working at the information booth, collecting participant surveys, and setting up for events. Register on the RiSA

SHRM for PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Earning your credentials as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) makes you a recognized expert in the HR field. This professional distinction sets you apart from your colleagues, proving your high level of knowledge and skills. By attending, you

RiSA Community Day at UTB

Saturday, November 08, 2014

RiSA Community Day will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 on the UT Brownsville campus. This free community event will include live music, food vendors, and a wide variety of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) booths, displays, and activities.


RiSA" A Shout Across Time"

Saturday, November 08, 2014

The RiSA "A Shout Across Time" live theatre performing arts showcase event will feature live dancers, the UTB Symphony Orchestra, and an original film celebrating Einstein, black holes, and gravitational waves.

The theatre lobby will feature a UTB student art show inspired

RiSA Sports and Recreation Day at Dean Porter Park

Sunday, November 09, 2014

The RiSA Sports and Recreation Day on Sunday, Nov. 9 will be held at Dean Porter Park and in the Brownsville Mitte Cultural District from noon to 5 p.m. This is a free event for children, families, and the community including live music, food vendors, and a wide variety of sports and recreation themed

Volunteers Needed: 15th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

Monday, November 10, 2014

UTB and Veterans Upward Bound will be hosting its 15th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11. We will need volunteers for Nov. 10 and 11. Morning and afternoon shifts will be available.
If you would like register, please visit Student Union 2.2

Volunteers Needed: 15th Veterans Day Ceremony

Monday, November 10, 2014

UTB and Veterans Upward Bound will be hosting the 15th Annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Please help us make this day memorable by volunteering to support our nation's heroes. We need volunteers for Nov. 10-11. Morning and afternoon shifts are available.

Writers Live @ UTB Presents Rosebud Ben-Oni

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Writers Live @ UTB Presents Rosebud Ben-Oni at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13 in Salon Cassia, Main. Come out and join us for our second writer of the Writers Live @ UTB series.

This time around we have Rosebud Ben-Oni who will be holding a public reading and book signing at Salon Cassia

Mathematics and Science Academy Informational Sessions for Fall 2015

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Do you know anyone who is ready for the Mathematics and Science Academy challenge, and who wants to be a part of our award-winning high school program for students gifted in math and science?

At MSA, students take classes from university faculty with regular UTRGV students in an environment

Looking for an ACT prep course?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Language Institute will offer an ACT preparation course. This course prepares you for all sections of the ACT exam: sentence completion, reading comprehension, grammar, essay writing, math and scientific reasoning. This is a four-week course that is offered before each of the national test dates.

Blood Drive

Thursday, November 20, 2014

UTB Student Health Services is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 at Student Union, La Sala. Bring a friend or two.

Every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Those of us blessed with good health can share it through donating blood -- to enable a premature

Ongoing Announcements

"In Our Shoes" panel presentation

Thursday, October 23, 2014

"It opened my eyes." "Touching and inspiring." These are comments by audience members after last year's "In Our Shoes" panel presentation. At this year's event, selected students with disabilities will share some of their life experiences and strategies for success. Panelists... More >>

UTB Food Pantry

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Here to help end hunger on campus. Join our initiative by donating non perishables or hygeine products any time. Click on the link for more details. ... More >>

Vote Early at UTB

Monday, October 20, 2014

Early voting is being held at the Student Union La Sala this week only. Voting will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Friday, Oct. 20-24.

To vote, registered voters must have a valid Texas ID. For more information, on where you can vote, what's on the ballot, etc. visit the... More >>

Capturing Cultures Contest-Calling photographers and videographers!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Here's how to participate:
1. Email your photos or videos capturing a trip abroad showing diverse ethnic and cultural heritages to before Friday, Nov. 10, 2014.

2. The photos and videos will be uploaded to the Capturing Cultures... More >>

Freshmen Volunteers Needed for the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA)

Friday, October 17, 2014

We are looking for freshmen volunteers to participate in the Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA). The CLA is a 90 minute assessment that measures your critical thinking, analytic reasoning, problem solving, and written communication abilities. Your score report will include your strengths and weaknesses... More >>

Volunteers Needed

Monday, October 13, 2014

UTB Project 100%, the Texas Freedom Network, and AACT NOW have partnered for a campaign called "Ocelots Vote!" to encourage UTB students to vote in the upcoming election.

We will be hosting a "Get Out the Vote" phone bank during the first week of early voting from Monday,... More >>

College of Education Spring 2015 Teacher Education Application Deadline

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Teacher Education Admission Application Deadline is Friday, Oct. 24. Applications are available at the Office of Teacher Education - Main 2.200B or at 
Complete applications are to be submitted to the Office of Teacher Education and Certification located... More >>

MLK Day of Service Award – Now Taking Nominations

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Our 5th Annual MLK Day of Service is a great way for the University to give back to the community by helping out in a variety of service projects on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015.

Our goal is to transform Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and teaching into community service that helps to address... More >>

Do you have registration blocks?

Monday, September 29, 2014

Check UTB online for outstanding blocks. Find out where to clear them at
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Start planning your schedule for Spring 2015

Monday, September 29, 2014

Visit to plan your next semester at UTB.
Spring 2015 registration begins Nov. 3.
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Free flu vaccine for UTB students. Fight the flu. It starts with you.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Flu vaccines are available to all UTB students. Stop by Student Health Services or call to make an appointment at 956-882-3896. Please bring your student ID. While supplies last.... More >>

Grief Support Group

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Join us  at 1:15 p.m. in Cortez Hall, Room 220.

Topics for Grief Support Group:

  • Coping with a loved one’s serious and long-term illness - Thursday, Sept. 25
  • Coping with a loss of a friendship, breakup or divorce - Thursday, Oct. 9
  • Loss of cherished... More >>

Health and Wellness Series

Monday, September 08, 2014

Student Health Services, in collaboration with the Campus Suicide Prevention Program and Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Program, invite you to start the semester with healthier life choices by attending free sessions.

  • Monday, Sept. 22 Spread the knowledge, not the virus. Think... More >>

Exhibition opportunity

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Gallery at Rusteberg Hall is looking for artists to be featured in the glass case located in Rusteberg Hall. If you or anyone you know is interested in showing, please send all proposals to or More >>

Busy Moms Group

Friday, September 05, 2014

Bring your lunch and join us every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. starting Sept. 5 until Dec. 5, 2014 in Cortez Hall, Room 220. Free and open to all UTB students, faculty and staff... More >>

Veteran Females United Support Group

Friday, September 05, 2014

Join us for a confidential support meeting. Learn about women veteran medical and compensation benefits, veteran resources, transitioning, healthy relationships, self care and more at noon Sept. 5 and 19, Oct. 3 and 17, and Nov. 7 and 21. Female veteran spouses welcome. Lunch... More >>

Peer Support Group

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ready, set, heal! Join us for a confidential peer support group from 1-2 p.m. in Cortez 220 the following dates:

  • Sept. 4 and 18
  • Oct. 2, 16, and 30
  • Nov. 13
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Donations Needed: Humanitarian Aid

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The Center for Civic Engagement in collaboration with Dr. John Cook's Communication courses  and various university departments are seeking your assistance with providing humanitarian aid to immigrant refugees.

Donations needed:

  • Individually wrapped snacks, e.g. granola... More >>

Healthy Living, Diet and Nutrition Program

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Fourteen-week weight management program. Would you like to participate in a research study that focuses on healthy living, diet, and nutrition? Student Health Services, Student Life, and UREC are recruiting 25 UTB students who are serious about changing their sedentary lifestyles and who... More >>

Men and Women's Cross Country

Monday, August 25, 2014

The UTB Ocelots men and women's cross country teams will compete in all their meets on the road away from Brownsville in 2014. The closest meet coming on Saturday, Oct. 25 in La Feria at 8 a.m.... More >>

UTB Student Health Insurance 2014-2015

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Need to purchase a student health insurance plan? You may purchase medical/dental for yourself, spouse, and/or children.... More >>

Free HIV testing every Wednesday at Student Health Services

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Stop by Student Health Services from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays to get tested. Did you know that about 1 in 4 new HIV infections are among youth ages 13-24? Most of them do not know they are infected, are not getting treated, and can unknowingly pass the virus on to others. This service... More >>

Free yoga classes at 5:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at REK

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Join us for Hatha Yoga every Tuesday and Thursday at REK! The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly yoga classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday at REK to promote well-being on campus. Students, faculty and staff of all levels of yoga are welcome! Classes are held with certified instructor... More >>

Zumba classes at 5:30 p.m. every Monday at REK

Monday, August 11, 2014

Join us for Zumba. Students, faculty and staff of all levels of Zumba are welcome! Classes are held with certified instructor Fanny Pinales. Please be punctual. See you there!

The Campus Suicide Prevention Program is hosting weekly Zumba classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Monday to promote... More >>

Co-Dependency Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Learn how to grow and make healthy relationships.

Types of Codependent behaviors:
• Dependency
• Control
• Poor behavior
• Low self-esteem

... More >>

Free aqua aerobics at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Free and open to UTB students, faculty and staff. Aqua aerobics can help you burn between 450 and 700 calories during an hour-long workout. Aqua aerobics works for people of every fitness level and size.

Novices, obese people and those suffering from muscle and joint problems get a complete... More >>

Student Works Portal

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Dear Students
We are excited to announce the launch of our new Student Works Portal.
Created with you in mind, this new site will help you find a great job by enabling you to:
• Maintain... More >>

Collegiate Recovery Program Meets Every Wednesday

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

UTB Student Health Services is starting a new Collegiate Recovery Program. There will be Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that will take place at 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Cortez Hall Room 220. All the meetings are open and everyone is welcome to attend. ... More >>
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